Michigan Retailers Foundation, established in 1968, provides college scholarships annually to benefit retailers and their employees and families. Those eligible to apply are high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are dependent sons and daughters of owners of MRA member businesses, or of full-time employees of Michigan Retailers Association member firms. Financial need is not a consideration.
The parent-employee must have been employed by a Michigan Retailers Association member firm for at least one year as of January 1 of the year in which the scholarships are awarded. Part-time employees must have been employed by a Michigan Retailers Association member firm for at least six months. Applicants can be high school seniors ranked in the top half of their senior class who score at least an 18 for the ACT or 850 for the SAT, or undergraduate students with a minimum GPA of 2.5.